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Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging Scripps deal
Modern Healthcare

A California judge has dismissed a lawsuit stemming from a turf war between two San Diego-area healthcare providers. In an order that ended a four-year legal fight, Judge Earl Maas of the Superior Court of California threw out the 2009 lawsuit that Tri-City Medical Center filed against competitor Scripps Health. Tri-City Medical, a 330-bed public hospital in Oceanside, about 40 miles north of San Diego, filed suit against Scripps Health after the four-hospital system based in San Diego acquired the former Sharp Mission Park medical group and subsequently hired 65 Tri-City physicians.

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